Your assumption that those who select a side are influenced by others is silly. You are either a conservative or you are not. Independents and moderates are just weak kneed liberals. Our forefathers devised a country that had opposing sides on purpose. Less than 20% of the population was willing to go for independence to begin with. Most like you chose to sit on their hands so as not look badly. Nothing can move forward without taking definitive steps and that means making decisions on way or the other.<quoted text> All you did was offer an opinion. Bill clinton has a 66% favorable rating, according to you, these 66% are mentally deranged. You're making generalizations with no facts to back them up. Your opinion is your opinion, it means more to you than it does anyone else and just because your buddies who are likely to agree with you anyway, happen to agree with you on this, doesn't give it any more credence.
Let me give you a definition of what an Independent is
not influenced or controlled by others in matters of opinion, conduct, etc.; thinking or acting for oneself: an independent thinker.
not subject to another's authority or jurisdiction; autonomous; free: an independent businessman.
not influenced by the thought or action of others: independent research.
not dependent; not depending or contingent upon something else for existence, operation, etc.
not relying on another or others for aid or support.
Our entire country is based on something called the Declaration of Independence. Were our forefathers mentally deranged because they longed to be Independent?
How then in you independent and elite wisdom do you square the left being against the death penalty for bad people and for the death of innocent unborn? You got to be deranged to hold both those views in the same head. Good thing Mounds made candy bars for you fence sitters. One day you feel like a nut and the next you don't.